Tree well known in Greece since antiquity that was dedicated to the god Apollo . With branches of laurel crowned the winners of the Olympic Games .The leaves of the plant are used mainly in cooking , but also has important therapeutic properties .The decoction of (2-3 leaves boiled in water) has tonic and diuretic properties and helps in indigestion and anorexia . Bay leaves boiled in water used to stimulate hair structure and donate shine and hair health . With
leaves of pharmaceutical preparations are made , together with other
plants ( balsams) and used for the control of rheumatism . It
has been very effective action in cases of mental fatigue , and
stimulates brain function in situations colds , influenza , tonsillitis ,
and dermatitis .